Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Ollie Lucas exhibition

Ollie Lucas exhibition

Ollie Lucas
Digital Landscapes
4 February - 5 March 2014
Opening Preview: Tuesday 4 February 5.30pm

Originally hailing from Perth, Ollie Lucas is a Melbourne based visual artist whose work revolves around the cerebral phenomenon ‘pareidolia’. Pareidolia put simply is seeing objects in clouds or recognizable objects in patterns or surfaces. Built up surfaces consisting of layered wood, paint and resin allows the viewer to explore and discover abstract imagery and form. His latest ‘Spool’ series reflects a past life as a graphic designer and a new found love of the graffiti and vandalism of Melbourne’s alleys. Clean hard line graphics are juxtaposed with subtle hints of graffiti and decay, two elements that are polar opposites yet combined to achieve a visual harmony.

Artist Statement:
Ollie Lucas’s latest series of works ‘Digital Landscapes’ focus on semaphore and abstract communication. These shimmering, geometrical and neon environments are painted then manipulated digitally to mirror a world where colour and light are used extensively to transform advertising, architecture and ultimately life.

Inspiration through colourful advertising and neon cityscapes and has led to a creative take on the industrial function of flags and signals that direct travel of trains, planes and ships, known as semaphores. Lucas harnesses this communicative function to explain new kinds of urban consciousness via constellations of arresting, bright colours and geometric patterns. This neon effect conveys modern life as fast paced and electric as well as grungy and brazen, with the same instantaneous impact as advertising.

pierre peeters gallery
251 Parnell Road
Habitat courtyard
Parnell
www.ppg.net.nz
www.facebook.com/pierrepeetersgallery

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: Howard Davis On Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper'

Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is stylish, mysterious, and very strange indeed. It manages to be both ghost story and suspense thriller, yet also a portrait of numbed loneliness and ennui , held together by an peculiarly inexpressive performance from ... More>>

Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news